WESTERN TRAINING CENTER is APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FOR BLS, ACLS, NRP AND PALS CLASSES
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO READ YOUR MANUAL BEFORE EACH CLASS!!!
BLS Instructor Course – The goal of the BLS Instructor course is to advance the basic life support provider to the role of instructor, according to the standards and guidelines of the AHA. The program will teach the necessary skills in demonstrating and teaching the techniques of CPR and FBAO to BLS Providers. It will also give the BLS Instructor the information to effectively present didactic material related to BLS.
ACLS Instructor Course – The purpose of the ACLS Instructor Course is to prepare instructors to teach others the Advanced Life Support techniques for Adults recommended by the AHA. The goal is to help the new ACLS Instructor make the transition from provider to instructor and to understand the instructional process.
PALS Instructor Course – The purpose of the PALS Instructor Course is to prepare instructors to teach others how to perform the basic and advanced life support techniques for children recommended by the AHA. The goal is to help the new PALS Instructor make the transition from provider to instructor and to understand the instructional process.
BLS Provider Course – (BLS for HCP) This course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who provide health care to patients’ in-hospital and out of hospital settings. These healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physical and occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, residents or fellows or medical or nursing students in training, aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel. The course is also designed for anyone who is required to take a healthcare provider course for employment. Proficiency in the skills of this course is a prerequisite for AHA advanced courses in resuscitation, including advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and BLS instructor courses. This course normally takes four hours.
ACLS Provider Course – The course is designed for medical, nursing, and other allied health personnel whose profession demands proficiency in the knowledge and skills of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). This course consists of didactic, practice sessions, and performance testing. ACLS course completion and continuing education will be awarded to all participants meeting course requirements.
PALS Provider Course – The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Course is designed for medical professionals who need information regarding the recognition and management of cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. This course consists of lectures, workshops and evaluations. Course completion adheres to the guidelines of the AHA. PALS course completion and continuing education will be awarded only after successful completion of both the written and skills evaluation stations.
The Rhythm Recognition Course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the basic cardiac arrhythmias. The course will also be a comprehensive review for students who wish to update their knowledge of basic electrophysiology.
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED – This course is designed to teach rescuers the knowledge and psychomotor skills they need to recognized emergencies at the worksite and give first aid. Some rescuers are required to take this course as part of their employer’s effort to comply with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. For others whose work may involve interaction with the public, such as scout leaders, law enforcement officers, firefighters, flight attendants and lifeguards, taking this course may be a requirement of their job description. This can be taught in three modules which can take from 4 to 8 hours to instruct.
Understanding the 12 lead ECG Course – This workshop is designed for healthcare providers familiar with basic ECG monitoring, seeking to learn the principles of application and interpretation of the 12 lead systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance skills in the recognition of bundle branch blocks electrolyte effects, chamber hypertrophy, axis deviation and myocardial infarction.